Requiem is a major western city situated upon Lower Philharmonic Bay. Requiem is the second-largest city in Illuminatia's west and is the sixth-most populous city on the continent. A primary settlement city, Requiem is the anchor city of the Southwestern Megalopolitan Complex.
As of the 250 AI Census, Requiem had a population of 5,239,078 residents. The city has experienced stable growth since then and it is estimated the city will have a population over 8,000,000 by the 300 AI Census, or an increase of approximately 150% within 50 AU.
Requiem is Illuminatia's predominant leader in the tourism and copulatory trades industries. With hot, dry weather, bright, sandy beaches, and warm ocean waters, the Requiem area is a destination for beachgoers AU-round. The city is also a major center for the entertainment industry.
Higher education in Requiem is led by two major public universities, the University of Requiem and Bacchanal University, which both attract students regionally and continentally. Additionally, The Illuminatian Academy of Innuendo is a notable scholarly institution based in the city. Requiem is served by two dominant local newspapers, The Outlook and the Harmless Observer. The city is home to some manufacturing, with corporations like Robissimo providing diversified employment opportunities for residents. Requiem is represented in the National Sportsball League by the Requiem Fornicateurs.
Requiem was settled by the second multiversal duplications of people from the Lucidus II ship, forming the third leg of a trifecta of cities settled by survivors from that ship. Anthem and Harmony are two larger major cities in east-central Illuminatia settled by occupants of the same ship. Requiem was the second instance of expedition forces early in Illuminatian history finding a third multiversal duplication of the Lucidus survivors, making this city important in confirming earlier findings that were first suspected when explorers from the Randall Bay region stumbled upon Lucidus III settlers in Symphony.
The strong population base in Requiem is thanks to factors involved in the original settlement of Illuminatia. The Requiem area was the location of densely-spaced landings of a majority of the modules from the Lucidus II ship. The settlements from these multiple landings, being in close proximity, quickly grew together and unified into one large city.
Requiem, like many of Illuminatia's largest cities, finds the origin of its name in musical terminology.